If you’ve read the previous posts, you’ll know now I’ve been dealing with setbacks, knockdowns and utter failure since starting this whole mobile app venture. I had pretty well decided to move on and waste money on something else.
Well, that all changed this month, after having my first real health scare:
It started out as slight discomfort in the lower left quadrant of my abdomen. Gradually, over a couple weeks, the pain became excruciating. I realized I had a real problem when extreme flatulence was added to my symptoms. To clarify; by extreme, I don’t mean “frequent flatulence”. The issue was with the “length” of the episodes. I was farting for 30 seconds at a time. I tell you, 30 seconds might not sound long, but it is an eternity when you’re trying to have a conversation with someone:
Doctor: “How are you feeling today Jason?”
Me: “Oh not too….PPPPFFFFFFFTTTTTTTT (I just googled how to write a fart sound)”
Doctor: “Oh my”
Me: “PPPPFFFFFFFFTTTTTT.....Hold on here, let me try and get this under control”
Doctor: “hmmm…this must be embarrassing for you”
Me: “No, not….PPPFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTT
Me: “You laughing makes me ….PPPPPPFFFFFFTTTTTTT……sad”
I was eventually rushed in for a CT Scan, where they determined I had a very rare condition called, Epiploic appendigitis. Basically, a condition where your fat strangles your tubes, that’s how I understood it anyway.
The upside of the whole thing was that, although painful and embarrassing, it was only temporary. EA goes away as quickly as it comes on.
The reason I tell the story is because this was the first time I really started thinking about my mortality (not because I was farting forever). I decided I needed to do the things I get excited about, and to see them through to the end. The problem I’ve always had is that I get excited about a lot of things; the passion I have in the beginning soon fades, and I move on to something new. Well no more! There’s cheezy games to go on the App Store!
A friend came to see me first thing this morning to discuss my blog. Nameless friend’s feedback:
“your blog is ok; but your spelling is atrocious! Fix that!”
Wow…10-4…I’m on it friendo!
I quickly go check my previous posts; she was completely justified to be offended by my words! A 6year old ESL student spells better than me. Unfortunately, the blog editor does not have spell check, so going forward I’ll be writing these in Word first. I’ve fixed the previous posts, apologies!